Senior Vice President of Operations
Mark joined Mantra Group in September 2006 as Group General Manager, Mantra Resorts, Hotels & Apartments. His current role, Senior Vice President Operations, encompasses full operational responsibility across all four brands under the Accor Hotels Apartments & Leases banner across 140 properties and is a participant on the groups’ Pacific Executive Committee.
Since the acquisition of Mantra Group by Accor Hospitality in May 2018, Mark has continued in his role reporting directly to Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Pacific.
With over 30 years in the tourism and hospitality industry, Mark has extensive experience in hotel operations management including a thorough understanding of both strata and typical hotel ownership models. Mark’s background includes leadership roles as Group General Manager and Chief Executive Officer in corporate and resort style hotels.
Mark was previously a Director of the National Board of Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) and has formerly represented Tropical North Queensland as Regional Chairman for Hotel, Motel and Accommodation Association (the predecessor of AAoA). Most recently Mark has been appointed as a Chairman of the Accommodation Association, QLD State Advisory Board.
Mark also assumes the role as Board Member and Director for Ala Moana Hotel in Hawaii, Board Director for Destination Gold Coast, is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and maintains a position on the Accommodation panel of the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) Australia.
Mark holds a Queensland and New South Wales Real Estate Agents Licence.
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